Pro Musica To Present Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio
Pro Musica will present the Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio on Thursday, November 12, 7pm at First Baptist Church (633 S Byers Ave, Joplin).
Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio
After 25 years of friendship and music-making, Ani Kavafian (violin), André-Michel Schub (piano) and David Shifrin (clarinet) – each a true virtuoso and a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – come together as a trio with undeniable chemistry. “The spontaneity, the excitement and the fun we have playing together is beyond what we ever anticipated,” they said. Combined they have performed with nearly every major orchestra around the world and in recital at the major concert halls. Violinist Ani Kavafian is one of the most sought after chamber musicians in the country as well as a frequent soloist and professor of violin at Yale University. Clarinetist David Shifrin has appeared in critically acclaimed recitals across the country and is a frequent orchestra soloist with major orchestras. As a piano recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician, André-Michel Schub has been praised by critics and audiences since his career began over three decades ago.

Born in Istanbul, Turkey of Armenian descent, Ani Kavafian (violin) began her musical studies with piano lessons at the age of three. She has performed with virtually all of America’s leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Los Angeles Chamber, St. Louis, Delaware, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, Utah, and Rochester orchestras.  At age nine, shortly after her family moved to the United States, she began the study of the violin.

Born in France, André-Michel Schub (piano) came to the United States with his family   when he was eight months old; New York City has been his home ever since. As a recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician, André-Michel Schub has been praised by critics and audiences around the world since his career began. He has performed with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, among them the Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

David Shifrin (clarinet) has received critical acclaim as a recitalist, appearing at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The San Francisco Chronicle calls David Shifrin’s playing “a revelation in just how beautifully the clarinet can be played.” One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974, Mr. Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator.

The concert is open to the public with no admission charge, donations are appreciated.

While in Joplin the Trio will present two outreach events for local school students. This appearance of the Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio is sponsored by the C. W. Titus Foundation, the Vivian Leon Fund of the Carthage Community Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. [spacer height=”0px”]

Get To Know Joplin’s Newest Art Gallery

Rose Gallery of Fine ArtThe Rose Gallery of Fine Art, Joplin’s newest gallery, continues to accept artists looking for a new venue to sell their work. Already, the gallery includes work by 40 area artists representing all types of mediums.

Interested in seeing what the gallery is all about? Get to know the artists at the Open House this Saturday, November 7, 10am–6pm.

Demonstrations by glass artist Jane McCaulley and potter Daria Claiborne will be among the festivities. For information on space availability and costs, contact gallery manager Marta Churchwell at (417) 623-1065 or email

The Rose Gallery of Fine Art is located at 508 North Range Line in Joplin. [spacer height=”0px”]

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Holds First Juried Show

John Mills

John Mills, Harbor Sunset Portsmouth, Oil Painting

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) is holding their first juried membership exhibition, Beyond Compare, during the month of November. Work will be on display Nov. 1 – 29, 2015 at Spiva Center for the Arts Upstairs Gallery. “This show is the first time JRAC has asked our members to submit work for consideration and an outside judge selected a limited number of entries to be shown,” explained JRAC president Sarah Serio. “Often, juried shows come with an entry fee. It’s an honor for artists to have their work selected by a judge, moreover, it elevates the show as only selected works are allowed in.”

Emi Gennis, art instructor at Pittburg State University, was the show’s judge. She selected forty works of art to be featured in the show. Gennis was also tasked with selecting three overall winners. Beyond Compare features work from twenty-one different artists in 2D and 3D mediums.

Jeff Jones

Jeffrey Jones, Vase with Skulls, Stoneware

“This is such a unique mix of works that there is something for everyone to enjoy,” Serio added.

Awards will be presented Friday November 13, 5:30–7:30pm at the opening reception. All are welcome.

Featured Artists: James Alumbaugh, Jim Bray, Daria Claiborne, Sandra Conrad, Elizabeth Cosby, Tyler Dallis, Mary Datum, Annabelle Fuhr, Kim Guthrie, Cindy Head, Steve Head, Jeffery Jones, Melody Knowles, Josie Mai, Koral Martin, John Mills, Mark Norris, Mary Parks, Sarah Serio, and Linda Teeter.

JRAC holds several member shows across the area throughout the year. The group presents a variety of showing opportunities – from anything goes, to themed shows, and now, juried shows. This variety gives members at different skill levels the choice to challenge themselves, or just be a part of an exhibition and gain experience. [spacer height=”0px”]

A Sneak Peek At The Fall 2015 Hip Handmade Market

The Hip Handmade Market (HHM) is right around the corner (literally, it’s next week!) – Saturday, November 14, 10am–4pm. This curated indie-craft market is the perfect place to purchase original pieces for yourself, your home, your family, and even gifts for friends – all while supporting local artists and crafters. This event is juried from a number of applications to offer a wide variety of local handmade goods. Expect good quality and affordable products. Showcased mediums might include, paper goods, soaps, jewelry, pottery, clothing, vintage finds, accessories, knits, photography, painting and more! But, wouldn’t it be great to preview the vendors? Well HHM has made that easy for you to do! Just click here and be redirected to a listing of all Fall 2015 HHM vendors.

Fall 2015 Hip Handmade Market
And – NEW this year – don’t forget about “The Hip Handmade Market Happy Hour” the day before, Friday, November 13, 7–10pm. Think pre-shopping, casual atmosphere, mingling, the perfect fun night out! This is a pre-show to the Fall 2015 Hip Handmade Market. $15 per ticket (includes appetizers from Any Company Eats, 1 drink voucher). 
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Post Art Library Announces Auction

The Winfred L. and Elizabeth C. Post Foundation Board of Directors announced on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 that most of the current collection of antique and decorative art and furniture found inside the Post Art Library will be relocated to Dirk Soülis Auctions in Lone Jack, Missouri, as of January 2016. Objects that will remain in the collection include the portraits of Dr. and Mrs. Post, the stone sculptures, the corbels designed by Dr. Post, and other small objects. These items will be incorporated into the new Post Reading Room at the new Joplin Public Library (20th and Connecticut, Joplin).

In addition, the Post Art Library’s books will gradually become interfiled with those of the public library’s collection, thereby making them more accessible to the public. Books not selected for the public library’s collection will be donated or sold to arts-related institutions. All proceeds from the auction and sales will benefit the Post Foundation.

The Post Art Library’s Board of Directors mission is to ensure that the Post Foundation perpetuates Dr. and Mrs. Post’s passion for arts and culture. They accomplish this by acquiring media and print resources, developing programming, collaborating with like-minded organizations, hosting events, and featuring exhibits. They offer assurance that they are continuing this mission and that the reallocation of these resources will allow the Post Art Library to broaden the scope of service, while strengthening traditionally offered services.

“We are enthusiastic about our integration with the Joplin Public Library and the opportunities it affords. Yet we recognize the significance of this transition, especially in regards to our long-term patrons, for whom we are graciously thankful. Truly this is an exciting time and we look forward to continuing to serve our patrons, while reaching further into our community.” – Post Foundation Board of Directors

Primary Contact: Post Foundation Board of Directors
Address: 300 S Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801
Secondary Contact: Jill Sullivan, Post Art Library Director
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